NITI Aayog Launches Report on Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India

What is the News? NITI Aayog has launched a report titled ‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India’. Read more: NITI Aayog to Launch Report on ‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India’ What are the Key Findings of the Report? India is home to 11% of the total global urban population. By 2027, India… Continue reading NITI Aayog Launches Report on Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India

NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute India Jointly Launch ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’

Source: PIB What is the News? NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute(WRI), India jointly launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India as part of the NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project. About Forum for Decarbonizing Transport: The forum will be a one-stop platform for initiating dialogues between the stakeholders and partners that will help… Continue reading NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute India Jointly Launch ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’

NITI Aayog, QCI Launch National Program and Project Management Policy Framework Initiative

News: NITI Aayog and Quality Council of India(QCI) has launched the National Program and Project Management Policy Framework(NPMPF).   Facts: Aim: To bring radical reforms in the way infrastructure projects are executed in India. Action Plan: It has an action plan to: Adopt a program and project management approach to infrastructure development Institutionalize and promote… Continue reading NITI Aayog, QCI Launch National Program and Project Management Policy Framework Initiative

NITI Aayog & AWS Launch Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center in India

News: NITI Aayog has announced the establishment of a Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center(CIC) with Amazon Web Services(AWS)—the first of its kind in India.   Facts: Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center(CIC): It is a public-private partnership that focuses on addressing societal challenges through digital innovation by using emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence(AI), Internet of… Continue reading NITI Aayog & AWS Launch Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center in India

NITI Aayog presents India’s second Voluntary National Review at UN’s High-Level Political Forum

News: NITI Aayog has presented India’s second Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the United Nations High-level Political Forum(HLPF) on Sustainable Development,2020. Facts: Voluntary National Review(VNR): It is a comprehensive account of the adoption and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 Agenda in India.  Title of the report: Decade of Action: Taking SDGs from… Continue reading NITI Aayog presents India’s second Voluntary National Review at UN’s High-Level Political Forum

Clean Energy Can Support India’s Economic Recovery post-Covid-19

News: NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute(RMI) has released a report titled “Towards a Clean Energy Economy: Post-Covid-19 Opportunities for India’s Energy and Mobility Sectors”. Facts: Aim: To highlight emerging challenges and opportunities for India’s transition to clean mobility and power systems in the context of Covid-19. Additional Facts: National Institution for Transforming India(NITI Aayog):… Continue reading Clean Energy Can Support India’s Economic Recovery post-Covid-19

NITI Aayog Launches Behaviour Change Campaign

News: NITI Aayog has launched a behaviour change campaign called ‘Navigating the New Normal’. Facts: The campaign has been launched in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation(BMGF), Centre for Social and Behavioural Change (CSBC), Ashoka University and the Ministries of Health and Women and child development. Aim: To develop an appropriate COVID safe behavior… Continue reading NITI Aayog Launches Behaviour Change Campaign

NITI Aayog and ITF to launch ‘Decarbonising Transport in India’

News: NITI Aayog in collaboration with International Transport Forum (ITF) will launch the “Decarbonising Transport in India”. Facts: Decarbonising Transport in India project: It is a five-year project that will help India develop a pathway towards a low-carbon transport system through the development of modelling tools and policy scenarios. The project is a part of… Continue reading NITI Aayog and ITF to launch ‘Decarbonising Transport in India’

Niti Aayog starts campaign to ‘protect’ senior citizens during COVID-19

News:Niti Aayog in association with Piramal Foundation has launched a campaign ‘Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan’. Facts: Aim:To create awareness about various aspects of senior citizens health and lifestyle including preventive measures and requisite behavioral changes in view of COVID-19 pandemic. Coverage:It will cover over 2.9 million senior citizens in 25 Aspirational districts across Assam,… Continue reading Niti Aayog starts campaign to ‘protect’ senior citizens during COVID-19

NITI readies social protection framework

News:Government has formed a technical committee headed by NITI Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar to prepare policy prescriptions for an integrated social protection framework. Facts: About Social Protection: Social protection is defined as the set of policies and programmes designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability by promoting efficient labour markets and enhancing their capacity to… Continue reading NITI readies social protection framework

Development Support Services to States (DSSS) for Development of Infrastructure

News:NITI Aayog and Ladakh have signed an MoU under which NITI Aayog will support Ladakh through its initiative Development Support Services to States for Infrastructure Projects(DSSS). Facts: About Development Support Services to States for Infrastructure projects: The Development Support Services For States(DSSS) For Infrastructure Projects is implemented by the NITI Aayog. The initiative aims to… Continue reading Development Support Services to States (DSSS) for Development of Infrastructure

India improves Sustainable Development Goals Index score by three positions

News:Niti Aayog has released the sustainable development goals index 2019-20. Facts: About SDG India Index: SDG India Index and Dashboard has been developed by NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Global Green Growth Institute and the United Nations. The index indicates where the country and its States and… Continue reading India improves Sustainable Development Goals Index score by three positions

NITI Aayog to launch 2nd edition of SDG India Index

News:NITI Aayog will launch the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) India Index and Dashboard on 30th December,2019 in New Delhi. Facts: About SDG India Index: SDG India Index and Dashboard has been developed by NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Global Green Growth Institute and the… Continue reading NITI Aayog to launch 2nd edition of SDG India Index

GDP slump will hit $5 tn target, warns NITI Aayog

News:According to NITI Aayog,the road to a $5 trillion economy by 2025 is beset with many speed-breakers. Facts: NITI Aayog on $5 trillion economy by 2025: Niti Aayog said that the nominal GDP growth which is a measure of growth without accounting for inflation has to be at least 12.4% on average if the target… Continue reading GDP slump will hit $5 tn target, warns NITI Aayog

Adolescents,Diets and Nutrition:Growing Well in a Changing World Report

News:UNICEF has released a report titled “Adolescents, Diets and Nutrition: Growing Well in a Changing World”. Facts: About the report: The report has been released in association with the NITI Aayog.The report is based on the recently released Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey(CNNS). The Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey(CNSS) is the first ever survey of its kind.The… Continue reading Adolescents,Diets and Nutrition:Growing Well in a Changing World Report

India Innovation Index

News:NITI Aayog with Institute for Competitiveness as the knowledge partner has released the India Innovation Index 2019. Facts: About India innovation index: The index examines the innovation ecosystem of Indian states and union territories.  The index has been developed on the lines of the Global Innovation Index(GII).It is expected to help the innovation ecosystem of… Continue reading India Innovation Index

Youth Co:Lab

News:Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India has launched an initiative called Youth Co:Lab. Facts: About Youth Co:Lab- Youth Co:Lab was co-created in 2017 by UNDP and the Citi Foundation.  It is operational in 25 countries across the Asia Pacific region. The initiative aims to create an enabling ecosystem… Continue reading Youth Co:Lab

School Education Quality Index(SEQI)

News:NITI Aayog has released the first edition of the School Education Quality Index(SEQI). Facts: About SEQI: SEQI has been developed by NITI Aayog to evaluate the performance of States and Union Territories(UTs) in the school education sector. It has been developed through a collaborative process including key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Human Resource… Continue reading School Education Quality Index(SEQI)

NITI Aayog releases Report on the Composite Water Management Index 2.0

NITI Aayog has released a second report on Composite Water Management Index(CWMI 2.0). The report has been prepared in association with Ministry of Jal Shakti and Ministry of Rural Development. CWMI 2.0 ranks various states for the reference year 2017-18 as against the base year 2016-17. Gujarat continues to hold on to its rank one… Continue reading NITI Aayog releases Report on the Composite Water Management Index 2.0

NITI Aayog to launch the Fourth Edition of Women Transforming India Awards

The NITI Aayog has announced the launch of the Fourth Edition of Women Transforming India(WTI) Awards. The Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards is being organized in collaboration with the United Nations to recognize women entrepreneurs from across India.  The theme for this year is ‘Women and Entrepreneurship’.It is in continuation of the theme for WTI… Continue reading NITI Aayog to launch the Fourth Edition of Women Transforming India Awards

India will achieve 8% plus growth from FY 2020-2021 onwards: NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman has said that India will achieve economic growth of 8% plus from fiscal year 2020-2021. This growth will be achieved as foundation has been laid and the transformation has begun with the passing of structural reforms like the Goods and Services Tax and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. He also emphasised that… Continue reading India will achieve 8% plus growth from FY 2020-2021 onwards: NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman

Final index score of NITI Aayog report on States adversely impacted

The NITI Aayog had released the second edition of its State Health Index 2019 in a report titled “Healthy States, Progressive India: Report on Rank of States and UTs”. The index has used estimated figures in place of reported numbers to calculate certain health indicators.This has adversely impacted the final index score of certain States… Continue reading Final index score of NITI Aayog report on States adversely impacted

Policy on electric vehicles well-thought-out: Rajiv Kumar

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman has said that the proposal for transition to electric vehicles(EVs) was a well-thought-out policy to capitalise on the sunrise industry. The NITI Aayog has proposed that only electric three-wheelers be sold in the country post March 31,2023.Additionally,all new two-wheelers below 150cc sold after March 31,2025 should be electric. The industry has strongly… Continue reading Policy on electric vehicles well-thought-out: Rajiv Kumar

Expert panel suggests ways to achieve USD 5-trillion economy target: Niti Aayog

The Prime Minister had an interaction with economists and industry experts on India’s current economic situation. During the interaction,NITI Aayog has said that the experts panel for macroeconomics and employment has came out with suggestions to achieve $5-trillion economy target. During the session,the experts shared their views in five distinct groups, which are (a)economic themes… Continue reading Expert panel suggests ways to achieve USD 5-trillion economy target: Niti Aayog

Want to make India a $5 trillion economy by 2024, says PM

The fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog was held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Prime Minister has sought the cooperation of states in helping India achieve the target of $5 trillion economy suggesting that each state should aim to increase their own economy by 2-2.5% and focus… Continue reading Want to make India a $5 trillion economy by 2024, says PM

Narendra Modi to chair NITI Aayog meeting

Prime Minister will chair the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of the NITI Aayog. The issues that will be discussed during the meeting are (a)rainwater harvesting (b)drought situation (c)aspirational districts programme (d)transforming agriculture and (e)security issues with a focus on the Left Wing Extremism-affected districts. The Governing Council of NITI Aayog comprises the Prime… Continue reading Narendra Modi to chair NITI Aayog meeting

NITI Aayog reconstituted

Prime Minister has approved the reconstitution of National Institution for Transforming India(NITI Aayog). The Prime Minister will serve as the Chairman of Niti Aayog.Vice chairman Rajiv Kumar continues in his post along with Permanent members VK Saraswat, Ramesh Chand and VK Paul. The ex-officio members now include Defence Minister, the Home Minister, the Finance Minister… Continue reading NITI Aayog reconstituted

India surpasses China in fintech funding in March quarter: Report

According to the Global Fintech Report,India has surpassed China as the leading fintech startup hub in Asia by attracting almost 50% more funding than their Chinese counterparts. FinTech or financial technology is an industry comprising companies that use technology to offer financial services.These companies operate in insurance,asset management and payment and numerous other industries. China… Continue reading India surpasses China in fintech funding in March quarter: Report

IMA threatens agitation over bridge course proposal

Niti Aayog has proposed a Bridge Course between BDS and MBBS in an attempt to address the acute shortfall of doctors in the country.The successful completion of the course would allow dentists to practice primary health care. The NITI Aayog proposal is based on the fact that the dental courses in the country follow the… Continue reading IMA threatens agitation over bridge course proposal

Will scrap Niti Aayog if voted in: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president has said that if Congress is voted to power following the upcoming Lok Sabha elections it will scrap the NITI Aayog and replace it with a lean Planning Commission. The Planning Commission was an institution in the Government of India, which was entrusted with formulating India’s Five-Year Plans among other functions.In 2014,Prime Minister… Continue reading Will scrap Niti Aayog if voted in: Rahul Gandhi

Unemployment data based on draft report: NITI Aayog

The government think tank,NITI Aayog dismissed the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report on unemployment as a draft and not a final report. The report showed that unemployment rate across the country stood at 6.1 per cent, the highest since 1972-73.It also showed that joblessness was higher in urban India (7.8%) than in rural India… Continue reading Unemployment data based on draft report: NITI Aayog